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Old 10-07-2014, 01:34 PM   #81
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Old 11-07-2014, 07:27 PM   #82
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Picked mine up today
Looks great!

Can't wait to get it fitted this weekend.


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Old 17-07-2014, 12:56 PM   #83
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just paid mine, invoice 00008099. let me know if theres any issues. CHEERS!
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Old 17-07-2014, 04:47 PM   #84
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It always amazes me that braces like these and strut braces weight almost nothing considering their objective.
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Old 17-07-2014, 08:19 PM   #85
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It always amazes me that braces like these and strut braces weight almost nothing considering their objective.
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Old 17-07-2014, 09:48 PM   #86
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I installed mine last weekend. A bit of a pain to get the bolts back in but with the jack in strategic places it eventually came together. Note you need weight on the wheels or the anti roll bar will interfer when you put it in

I have only driven it around the block but I did notice a new squeak from the dash so there must have been a change in the stiffness
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Old 17-07-2014, 10:05 PM   #87
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New squeak?
I will have to turn the mic in the car DVR to ON, so I can have a before and after recording of squeaks.
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Old 17-07-2014, 10:14 PM   #88
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New squeak?
I will have to turn the mic in the car DVR to ON, so I can have a before and after recording of squeaks.
It's a convertible thing
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Old 17-07-2014, 10:51 PM   #89
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It's a convertible thing
Plenty of squeaks in the convertible. I think most of the dash is cracked inside. When the top is up, the squeaks move to the rear and turn into rattles
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Old 18-07-2014, 12:57 AM   #90
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It's a convertible thing
Elusive squeaks are not exclusive to convertibles, they are a standard feature on my targa too.
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Old 20-07-2014, 07:18 PM   #91
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are there any more of these available..
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Old 01-08-2014, 05:03 PM   #92
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I found this pic of our series 1 version fitted. Version 2 is very similar, the difference is the long tube that goes between the radius rods is slightly further back in the car so it will fit any radiator, single or twin pass.

Anyone with the stock rubber (or aftermarket replacement metal) undercovers, would they have issues? I've got the front and the one after it.... looks like it might not fit? It's right where that bar is.

Talking about these two.

http://www.conceptzperformance.com/C...120.147.153.94

http://www.conceptzperformance.com/C...120.147.153.94

1st one doesn't look like it would be a problem but the second one....
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:15 PM   #93
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1st one doesn't look like it would be a problem but the second one....
I run both the aluminium engine cover and the OEM stock plastic radiator one in front of it .

no probs


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I run both the aluminium engine cover and the OEM stock plastic radiator one in front of it .

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Good stuff, good to know thanks mate.
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I installed mine last weekend. A bit of a pain to get the bolts back in but with the jack in strategic places it eventually came together. Note you need weight on the wheels or the anti roll bar will interfer when you put it in
Yep, sure does.
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:24 PM   #96
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I installed mine last weekend. A bit of a pain to get the bolts back in but with the jack in strategic places it eventually came together. Note you need weight on the wheels or the anti roll bar will interfer when you put it in
Yep, sure does.


I think I need to use bigger wheel ramps and jack the car less.
This is a lot more PITA than I thought it would be.
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Old 13-08-2014, 08:21 PM   #97
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Friend of mine went to fit this today at the mechanics, didn't fit.

I'll copy and paste what she said to me (I was there also but emailed me after as I arrived after a bit anyways when I heard there was a problem) :

"Just couldn't fit. Was so close to the Sway bar the mechanic said it WILL rub in certain instances (cornering etc) which even I know, metal to metal contact is shit. Another thing was he checked out are the bolt holes and said the existing bolts are way too short, you haven't got long enough bolts in using the existing factory ones, no where near enough to be safe, they'd just snap after a while under tension, you are much safer ordering longer bolts. He literally showed me you only have enough for a few turns, wouldn't want that holding lot just on the end of the bolt.

That plus the measurements seem to be off so he would have to modify the segments where the bolts go in (other end pieces match up fine) but there is no way it will fit on as is. And yes the car had no load as it was a roll on hoist, not jacked up. What a nightmare. As he mentioned not every car will be exactly the same specially with items like this. To get it to fit you would have to disassemble everything, which would ruin the alignment etc."

As my friend mentioned it was suppose to be just bolt up no modification or extra work needed, (just as I read on the forums here) definitely not the case and this guy is probably the most honest mechanic I've ever been to (and it shows with how many cars he services a day, everyone takes it to him due to really low price and honest bloke) I actually recommended him with the work he has done on my zed.
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Old 13-08-2014, 11:05 PM   #98
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Had the same issue, Spoke with UAS about this a week or so ago, they have fitted several just have to follow a sequence of tightening loosening certain things first to get it to fit, shouldn't touch unless on hang apparently. Best to speak with them IMO.
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Old 13-08-2014, 11:30 PM   #99
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A bit of misinformation there Vaughan.

There is virtually no difference in the remaining bolt threads.

The front of the brace has threaded holes that replaces the stock nut. Stock bolt has exactly as much grip as without the brace.

The rear part adds a washers thickness so the stock bolt length is quite sufficient.

Your friends car may be warped and remember that when you loosen suspension parts they are still loaded from car weight and springs.

I agree, the sway bar will touch when both front wheels are up in the air.

Did the mechanic actually try to fit the brace or did he just hold it underneath. If you do, it does not look like it will fit, but it does (at least mine did)


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Friend of mine went to fit this today at the mechanics, didn't fit.

I'll copy and paste what she said to me (I was there also but emailed me after as I arrived after a bit anyways when I heard there was a problem) :

"Just couldn't fit. Was so close to the Sway bar the mechanic said it WILL rub in certain instances (cornering etc) which even I know, metal to metal contact is shit. Another thing was he checked out are the bolt holes and said the existing bolts are way too short, you haven't got long enough bolts in using the existing factory ones, no where near enough to be safe, they'd just snap after a while under tension, you are much safer ordering longer bolts. He literally showed me you only have enough for a few turns, wouldn't want that holding lot just on the end of the bolt.

That plus the measurements seem to be off so he would have to modify the segments where the bolts go in (other end pieces match up fine) but there is no way it will fit on as is. And yes the car had no load as it was a roll on hoist, not jacked up. What a nightmare. As he mentioned not every car will be exactly the same specially with items like this. To get it to fit you would have to disassemble everything, which would ruin the alignment etc."

As my friend mentioned it was suppose to be just bolt up no modification or extra work needed, (just as I read on the forums here) definitely not the case and this guy is probably the most honest mechanic I've ever been to (and it shows with how many cars he services a day, everyone takes it to him due to really low price and honest bloke) I actually recommended him with the work he has done on my zed.
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A bit of misinformation there Vaughan.

There is virtually no difference in the remaining bolt threads.

The front of the brace has threaded holes that replaces the stock nut. Stock bolt has exactly as much grip as without the brace.

The rear part adds a washers thickness so the stock bolt length is quite sufficient.

Your friends car may be warped and remember that when you loosen suspension parts they are still loaded from car weight and springs.

I agree, the sway bar will touch when both front wheels are up in the air.

Did the mechanic actually try to fit the brace or did he just hold it underneath. If you do, it does not look like it will fit, but it does (at least mine did)
Hey mate, just quoting what she and the mechanic did. Happy to post your comment to him if he was wrong as I know you have fitted it.

Be weird if he the suspension was loose as it wasn't actually fully replaced that long ago from OEM to KYB.

Not sure as I wasn't there till afterwards. He said he did, he is an honest bloke and would of put it up on the host and at least lined it up and undid some thing to try. I've never had an issue with him myself on both cars I own (300zx or the other nissan) and my friend in the past so seriously its not an issue of him trying to dig for more money, just his honest professional opinion. (I say professional as he not just as a tongue in cheek but IS actually very knowledge on cars, works on all from bentleys to BMW's, to Supra's and the rest and is around 50? Years of age, as I mentioned just an honest bloke, really hard to come by in this industry at well, in all honesty just in bloody general it seems these days lol)
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